Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia was designed to make prisoners penitent and to encourage their reform -a novel idea in those days. Instead it drove them nuts.
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The toughest creature on Earth has survived a trip into space. Tardigrades, also known as water bears, were launched into orbit, came home, and went about normal life again.
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The Gentleman's Guide to the Calling Card. This charming and extremely useful custom is making a comeback!
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The Most Powerful Cars under $100,000. Despite the current focus on fuel efficiency, there are still plenty of choices for those who think too much power is never enough.
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Extended Post-It Notepaper Experiment. How come my Post-It Note pads don't come nicely accordion-pleated?
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When Oliver Sacks writes a book review, it's worth reading even if you never sample the book in question. In this article, he makes psychosis come alive -which might be scary.
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Home, tiny home. Your living space doesn't have to be huge, but some modern designs are downright minuscule!